For most eight or nine-year-olds Easter is about chocolate and bunnies.
A group of students at Our Lady Help of Christians however, are using their artwork to shine a light on the traditional meaning of the holy festival.
The group of year three and four students will be displaying their pieces at Warrnambool's Gateway Shopping Plaza during the upcoming April school holidays.
Their exhibition joins a month-long program designed to showcase dozens of artists and performers from across the region during the Easter calendar.
Easterfest is a collaboration between a dozen churches, schools and community groups.
Festival organising committee member chairman John Lindsay said he hoped the program would become a one-stop shop of Easter events.
"We hope the festival will become a major annual drawcard attracting participants and audiences, not only from this region, but far and wide," he said.
"We have basically pulled together various events that in one form or another have been happening at Easter across the district for many years.
"Easter is an important part of our heritage and it should be celebrated across the community."
April 1 to 22: Naringal Baptist Church is hosting an art display.
April 1 to 31: Mercy Place Warrnambool are hosting a month-long art exhibition as part of the Easterfest program. Easter stained-glass window displays and icons will be displayed both inside and outside the building for the month of April.
April 1 to 31: The Warrnambool and District Artists Society presents an exhibition of Artworks celebrating Easter to be held each Saturday and Sunday throughout April from 12 noon to 4pm, Free.
April 6 and 7: Warrnambool and Hamilton Symphony Orchestras are hosting Symphony of the Passion including a recital by International harpist Vanessa McKeand and sopranos Christine Heald, Louise Keast and Anita Senior. With support from composer Ken Stott and conductor Angus Christie, the performances will be held at Hamilton's Lutheran Church 7pm on Saturday and Warrnambool's Anglican Church 2.30pm on Sunday.
April 6: CWA Craft Display in Warrnambool's CWA Hall.
April 6 and 13: Eureka Smith's Country Gospel Music will be held at Gateway Plaza.
April 8 to 20: The Warrnambool City Council are displaying the art work of school children in the area at shops throughout the CBD during the school holidays.
April 8 to 12: Warrnambool Baptist Church is hosting an Easter Holiday Christian Dance Camp for girls aged six to 14. The camp runs from Monday to Thursday and includes workshops, dance, crafts and bible study.
April 11 to 19: Our Lady Help of Christians Primary School will display students' art work at Gateway Plaza Shopping Plaza.
April 12 to 14: Easter Quilt Show, Gateway Church of Christ, Raglan Parade 10am to 4pm.
April 13: The Woodford Presbyterian Church are screening The Passion of the Christ from 2pm.
April 13 and 14: Art work from King's College, Emmanuel College and St Joseph's Primary School students will be on display at Gateway Plaza.
April 14: Easter Quilt Show, Gateway Church of Christ, Raglan Parade 1pm to 3pm.
April 14: Christ Church Anglican Church of Australia and Cantori are presenting 'Little Organ Mass', A sung mass by Haydn to be held on Palm Sunday from 9.30am.
April 14: The Warrnambool Salvation Army are hosting an Easter Celebration event featuring the Salvation Army Band and songsters from 2.30pm.
April 14: The Hammond Fellowship Centre at Christ Church on Henna Street will host Venturi, an Easter arts flute recital from 1pm to 2pm.
April 15 to 19: Warrnambool Baptist Church is hosting an Easter Holiday Christian Dance Camp for girls aged six to 14. The camp runs from Monday to Thursday and includes workshops, dance, crafts and bible study.
April 19: Good Friday 'Walk of Witness' is a combined churches event including a walk, readings and songs to be held at Lake Pertobe from 11am.
April 20: The Salvation Army Musical Concert.
April 20 to 22: The Warrnambool Uniting Church are hosting an Easter Arts and Craft weekend featuring paintings, photography, a slideshow, church service, water colour, floral art and pipe organ recital from 10am to 4pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
April 21: The Naringal Baptist Church is hosting a performance entitled 'Heart of Grace' from 10.30am.
April 21: Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village will host an array of musical performances on Easter Sunday including The Lim Family Musical Concert, The Sisters and the Eureka Smith's Gospel Music.
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